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Halting jury trials may impact a defendant's right to a fair trial

Mar 26, 2020 16:10 pm UTC| Law

The decision of the lord chief justice, Lord Burnett, to halt new jury trials in England and Wales in response to COVID-19 follows the example set by Scotland and Northern Ireland. This is understandable as the safety of...

Australian states are shutting their borders to stop coronavirus. Is that actually allowed?

Mar 23, 2020 11:58 am UTC| Law

Movement of people and goods across state borders in Australia is guaranteed by the Constitution. Section 92 of the Constitution says trade, commerce, and intercourse among the States, whether by means of internal...

Forensic linguists explore how emojis can be used as evidence in court

Mar 23, 2020 11:57 am UTC| Law

Emojis have become ubiquitous in text communication messages are peppered with smiley faces, hearts and other graphic icons. They were first drawn by graphic designer Shigetaka Kurita, and generated by a Japanese...

'The bills were more stressful than the cancer': US versus UK healthcare – a personal story

Mar 23, 2020 07:36 am UTC| Insights & Views Law

As a medical anthropologist, I have spent the past 30 years based at major universities researching issues of access to healthcare and support for the inclusion of people from vulnerable and marginalised populations. In...

Why South Africa should resist US pressure to extend copyright terms

Mar 10, 2020 05:44 am UTC| Law

The current term of copyright in South Africa is life-of-the-author plus 50 years. But the US is pressuring South Africa to extend the term to life-plus-70. Since the US is a net exporter of copyrighted media, like songs,...

Heathrow's third runway: how dogged persistence stopped London airport expansion

Mar 10, 2020 05:40 am UTC| Politics Law

In a landmark decision, the UK court of appeal recently ruled that Heathrow Airports proposals to build a third runway were unlawful because of their incompatibility with climate legislation. Speaking on BBC Politics...

A plea to businesses: Don't take away our paper bills!

Mar 10, 2020 05:31 am UTC| Law

Once again a telecommunications company is telling its customers that they will no longer receive a paper bill. This time its Rogers. What seems to some to be a non-issue evokes a strong reaction in others. When Telus...

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Economy

FxWirePro: Spotlight On CBT Amid Sluggish Turkish Growth – Bid 3M USD/TRY Skews Ans Hedge

Turkeys central bank pulled forward a scheduled MPC meeting by two days and implemented a 100bps emergency rate cut yesterday. The CB reduced the 1-week repo rate from 10.75% to 9.75% and lowered RRR on all FX deposits by...

FxWirePro: BoC’s Rate Cuts on Cyclical Effects of Covid-19 - USD/CAD Risk-Off Call Ratio Spread

Over the weekend, the Bank of Canada cut its key interest rate by another 50 bp, after it had lowered its key interest rate from 1.75% to 1.25% at its regular meeting. The BoC also said that it was ready to take further...

Coronavirus and Spanish flu: economic lessons to learn from the last truly global pandemic

As news of the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) emerged, global financial markets reacted pessimistically and behaved in ways not seen since the 2008 financial crisis. But fully understanding the potential...

Cash handout of $750 for 6.5 million pensioners and others receiving government payments

A payment of $750 will be made from the end of this month to about 6.5 million people as part of the governments $17.6 billion stimulus package aimed at keeping Australia out of a recession caused by the impact of the...

Tokyo Olympics: how coronavirus is affecting preparations

The World Health Organizations decision to officially recognise the coronavirus outbreak as a global pandemic means organisers are facing difficult decisions on whether to go ahead with major sporting events. There were...

Politics

Barack Obama joins Steph Curry and Dr. Fauci’s Coronavirus conversation

Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry recently chatted live with Dr. Anthony Fauci, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director and a member of the White Houses task force for the coronavirus...

Donald Trump still wants to ease coronavirus restrictions despite the U.S. now becoming the top country with most COVID-19 cases

Despite warnings from medical experts on the potential dangers involved, it seems that President Donald Trump is bent on easing up coronavirus restriction by Easter. In a letter to state governors, Trump said that the...

US President Donald Trump reveals why he wants the lockdown to end by Easter Sunday

The growing pandemic that is the coronavirus or COVID19 has resulted in the United States implementing a lockdown, leaving many out of a job or working remotely. President Donald Trump, on the other hand, revealed his hope...

Jimmy Kimmel pokes fun at Melania Trump's reportedly distant relationship with Donald Trump

For a long time, the nature of First Lady Melania Trumps marriage to President Donald Trump has been scrutinized, leaving many wondering how affectionate the couple is. Recently, Jimmy Kimmel poke fun about the couple in...

Joe Biden reportedly hits a snag in improving his digital presence amid coronavirus concerns

The global pandemic that is coronavirus has forced the campaigns of all the presidential candidates into coming up with another way to reach out to their supporters and backers. A report suggests that former vice president...

Science

NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir shares photo of Earth at night

In the midst of all the fear and panic surrounding the coronavirus pandemic all over the world, many are also in search of some good news. Recently, NASA astronaut Jessica Meir shared a photo of the Earth being illuminated...

Coronavirus update: Possible scenarios on how the pandemic will come to an end

The coronavirus or COVID19 may currently be disrupting everyday lives, but there is a time where it will end. With that in mind, it bears wondering just how will the pandemic come to a halt. With hundreds and thousands...

Asteroids: 590-foot space rock to arrive on Friday

NASAs asteroid trackers spotted an asteroid heading towards Earth at a rapid pace. Scientists predict that this asteroid will be arriving and passing by the planet later this week. Express reports that asteroid 2012...

Aliens: Experts believe Mercury once had components for life

Space agencies are continuing their search for possible signs of life beyond Earth in their missions to nearby planets like Mars. Recently, some experts believe that another planet once had the essential components for...

Technology

Tesla employees found positive for coronavirus

A couple of Tesla employees have reportedly tested positive for coronavirus as the company joins the private sectors efforts to help provide the lack of medical equipment to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Tesla CEO Elon...

AirPods 3 wish list: 3 things to expect and 1 unlikely feature

One of Apples biggest successes in 2019 was the announcement of AirPods Pro, but it might be too pricey for some consumers. There may still be a significant demand for a new truly wireless earbuds from Apple with a less...

iOS 14 code allegedly leaked a no-notch iPhone 12 design

The iOS 14 update is only a few months away from being unveiled, so it is not surprising that alleged leak codes have started to make headlines. Recently, a report claimed that an iOS 14 code was containing a supposed...

‘PUBG Mobile’ is getting a new map set in a massive library

There are many reasons to be excited about the upcoming patches for PUBG Mobile. A new map has been spotted along with a new game mode in beta while fans have yet to hear about the Erangel 2.0 again. Next PUBG Mobile...
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